130 Upgrades and Downgrades for the Week

During these busy times, it pays to stay on top of the latest profit opportunities. And today’s blog post should be a great place to start. After taking a close look at the latest data on institutional buying pressure and each company’s fundamental health, I decided to revise my Portfolio Grader recommendations for 130 big blue chips. Chances are that you have at least one of these stocks in your portfolio, so you may want to give this list a skim and act accordingly.

This Week’s Ratings Changes:

Upgraded: From Hold to Buy
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
A
Agilent Technologies, Inc.
B
C
B
ADSK
Autodesk, Inc.
B
B
B
AEP
American Electric Power Company, Inc.
B
C
B
AGR
Avangrid, Inc.
B
C
B
ANET
Arista Networks, Inc.
B
C
B
ANSS
ANSYS, Inc.
B
C
B
APC
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
B
C
B
ATUS
Altice USA, Inc. Class A
B
C
B
AVB
AvalonBay Communities, Inc.
B
C
B
AWK
American Water Works Company, Inc.
B
C
B
BAP
Credicorp Ltd.
B
D
B
BAX
Baxter International Inc.
B
B
B
BBDO
Banco Bradesco S.A. Sponsored ADR
B
B
B
BCH
Banco de Chile Sponsored ADR
B
D
B
CCI
Crown Castle International Corp
B
B
B
CHL
China Mobile Limited Sponsored ADR
B
C
B
CMS
CMS Energy Corporation
B
C
B
DHR
Danaher Corporation
B
C
B
DLR
Digital Realty Trust, Inc.
B
C
B
DRE
Duke Realty Corporation
B
C
B
DUK
Duke Energy Corporation
B
C
B
EOG
EOG Resources, Inc.
B
B
B
ESS
Essex Property Trust, Inc.
B
C
B
GPN
Global Payments Inc.
B
C
B
HPQ
HP Inc.
B
C
B
JNJ
Johnson & Johnson
B
C
B
MPLX
MPLX LP
B
B
B
MXIM
Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
B
C
B
PEP
PepsiCo, Inc.
B
C
B
PTR
PetroChina Company Limited Sponsored ADR
B
C
B
PYPL
PayPal Holdings Inc
B
C
B
RCI
Rogers Communications Inc. Class B
B
C
B
RIO
Rio Tinto plc Sponsored ADR
B
C
B
S
Sprint Corp.
B
C
B
SNN
Smith & Nephew PLC Sponsored ADR
B
C
B
SNY
Sanofi Sponsored ADR
B
C
B
SRE
Sempra Energy
B
B
B
VTR
Ventas, Inc.
B
D
B
WP
Worldpay, Inc. Class A
B
D
B
XEL
Xcel Energy Inc.
B
C
B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AGN
Allergan plc
C
C
C
BABA
Alibaba
C
C
C
CTSH
Cognizant Technology Solutions
C
C
C
D
Dominion Energy Inc
C
C
C
ED
Consolidated Edison, Inc.
C
D
C
EIX
Edison International
D
C
C
EQIX
Equinix, Inc.
D
B
C
FMC
FMC Corporation
C
C
C
FNV
Franco-Nevada Corporation
C
C
C
FTS
Fortis Inc.
C
C
C
INVH
Invitation Homes, Inc.
C
C
C
JCI
Johnson Controls International plc
C
D
C
LBRDK
Liberty Broadband Corp. Class C
C
C
C
MTD
Mettler-Toledo International Inc.
C
C
C
NEM
Newmont Mining Corporation
C
D
C
NLY
Annaly Capital Management, Inc.
C
C
C
NVDA
NVIDIA Corporation
D
B
C
PPL
PPL Corporation
C
C
C
QCOM
QUALCOMM Incorporated
C
D
C
SO
Southern Company
C
C
C
TEF
Telefonica SA Sponsored ADR
D
B
C
TSM
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing
C
D
C
TU
TELUS Corporation
C
C
C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AFL
Aflac Incorporated
C
C
C
ALXN
Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
C
B
C
AMTD
TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation
C
B
C
BBT
BB&T Corporation
C
C
C
BBY
Best Buy Co., Inc.
C
C
C
BF.A
Brown-Forman Corporation
C
C
C
BT
BT Group PLC
C
B
C
CHRW
C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.
C
B
C
CI
Cigna Corporation
C
C
C
CMCSA
Comcast Corporation
C
C
C
DFS
Discover Financial Services
D
C
C
DOV
Dover Corporation
C
C
C
EMR
Emerson Electric Co.
C
C
C
ETFC
E*TRADE Financial
C
B
C
HBAN
Huntington Bancshares
C
C
C
HPE
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co.
B
D
C
HST
Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc.
C
B
C
JPM
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
C
C
C
LH
Laboratory Corporation of America
C
C
C
LOW
Lowe’s Companies, Inc.
B
C
C
MTB
M&T Bank Corporation
C
C
C
NUE
Nucor Corporation
C
B
C
ODFL
Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.
C
B
C
OXY
Occidental Petroleum Corporation
C
B
C
PAYX
Paychex, Inc.
C
C
C
SIVB
SVB Financial Group
C
B
C
SPGI
S&P Global, Inc.
C
C
C
STI
SunTrust Banks, Inc.
D
C
C
SYY
Sysco Corporation
B
C
C
TIF
Tiffany & Co.
C
C
C
USB
U.S. Bancorp
C
C
C
UTX
United Technologies Corporation
C
C
C
VIAB
Viacom Inc.
B
C
C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ALLY
Ally Financial Inc
D
C
D
BEN
Franklin Resources, Inc.
D
C
D
BF.B
Brown-Forman Corporation
D
C
D
BIP
Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P.
D
C
D
BK
Bank of New York Mellon
D
C
D
CAG
Conagra Brands, Inc.
D
C
D
CBS.A
CBS Corporation
D
C
D
CFG
Citizens Financial Group, Inc.
D
C
D
CM
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
D
C
D
CPB
Campbell Soup Company
D
C
D
EFX
Equifax Inc.
D
D
D
FDX
FedEx Corporation
D
C
D
FITB
Fifth Third Bancorp
D
D
D
FMX
Fomento Economico Mexicano
D
D
D
GPS
Gap, Inc.
D
C
D
IHG
InterContinental Hotels Group
D
C
D
LBTYB
Liberty Global Plc Class B
D
C
D
LSXMA
Liberty Media Corp.
D
C
D
LUV
Southwest Airlines Co.
D
C
D
LYB
LyondellBasell Industries NV
D
C
D
MFG
Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
D
B
D
MGA
Magna International Inc.
D
C
D
MS
Morgan Stanley
D
C
D
PCAR
PACCAR Inc
D
C
D
PNC
PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
D
C
D
PPG
PPG Industries, Inc.
D
D
D
RJF
Raymond James Financial, Inc.
D
C
D
SCHW
Charles Schwab Corporation
D
B
D
SJM
J.M. Smucker Company
D
D
D
SMFG
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group
D
B
D
TS
Tenaris S.A. Sponsored ADR
D
B
D
VMC
Vulcan Materials Company
D
C
D
WFC
Wells Fargo & Company
D
C
D
WMB
Williams Companies, Inc.
D
C
D

To stay on top of my latest stock ratings, plug your holdings into Portfolio Grader, my proprietary stock screening tool. You may get started here.

Sincerely,

Louis Navellier

Louis Navellier

7 A-Rated Retail Stocks for Your Holiday Shopping List

Tuesday was a tough day for Wall Street, with the Dow closing down just shy of 800 points. If you listen to the financial channels, you would think the sky is falling and that the yield curve may invert and trigger a recession. That’s totally bogus.

The selling was really triggered by investors clearing out their inventory because of global events causing a lot of chaos. The stock market fundamentals are still in place, making now a great buying opportunity, which is great timing with the Christmas holiday less than a month away. We’ve entered prime shopping season, and with that comes major discounts that consumers took advantage of in the post-Thanksgiving holiday shopping week.

In fact, CNBC reported that consumers spent a record $1 billion on their phones on Black Friday. Adobe Analytics noted that online sales on Thanksgiving totaled $3.7 billion, a more than 28% increase over last year. And overall online spending was estimated at more than $6.4 billion on Black Friday alone.

Amazon also revealed this week that Cyber Monday was the biggest shopping day ever. During the five-day shopping period from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday, Amazon saw orders for more than 180 million items. Clearly, the holiday shopping season is off to a strong start.

To get back into the holiday spirit, I’d like to share with you 7 A-rated retail stocks for your holiday shopping list that are sure to keep you (and your wallet) smiling. Take a look below!

My A-Rated Retail Stocks
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AAP
Advanced Auto Parts
A
C
A
AMZN
Amazon.com
A
B
A
BURL
Burlington Stores
A
B
A
LULU
Lululemon Athletica
A
B
A
ORLY
O’Reilly Autmotive
A
C
A
TJX
The TJX Companies
A
C
A
ULTA
Ulta Beauty
A
C
A

To stay on top of my latest stock ratings, plug your holdings into Portfolio Grader, my proprietary stock screening tool. You may get started here.

Sincerely,

Louis Navellier

Louis Navellier

105 Upgrades and Downgrades for the Week

During these busy times, it pays to stay on top of the latest profit opportunities. And today’s blog post should be a great place to start. After taking a close look at the latest data on institutional buying pressure and each company’s fundamental health, I decided to revise my Portfolio Grader recommendations for 105 big blue chips. Chances are that you have at least one of these stocks in your portfolio, so you may want to give this list a skim and act accordingly.

This Week’s Ratings Changes:

Upgraded: From Hold to Buy
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ALXN
Alexion Pharmaceuticals
B
B
B
ADSK
Autodesk, Inc.
A
B
B
HST
Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc.
C
B
B
TAL
TAL Education Group Sponsored ADR Class A
B
B
B
JNJ
Johnson & Johnson
B
C
B
COO
Cooper Companies, Inc.
B
C
B
HPQ
HP Inc.
B
C
B
BCH
Banco de Chile Sponsored ADR
B
C
B
BVXV
BiondVax Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Sponsored ADR
B
C
B
RCI
Rogers Communications Inc. Class B
B
C
B
GPN
Global Payments Inc.
B
C
B
BSAC
Banco Santander-Chile Sponsored ADR
B
C
B
TRU
TransUnion
B
C
B
AFL
Aflac Incorporated
B
C
B
CMS
CMS Energy Corporation
B
C
B
ATUS
Altice USA, Inc. Class A
B
C
B
BKNG
Booking Holdings Inc.
B
C
B
DHR
Danaher Corporation
B
C
B
EQR
Equity Residential
B
C
B
BX
Blackstone Group L.P.
B
C
B
WCN
Waste Connections, Inc.
B
C
B
ESS
Essex Property Trust, Inc.
B
C
B
SNN
Smith & Nephew PLC Sponsored ADR
B
C
B
MXIM
Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
B
C
B
ANSS
ANSYS, Inc.
B
C
B
CHT
Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd Sponsored ADR
B
D
B
WELL
Welltower, Inc.
B
D
B
IQV
IQVIA Holdings Inc
A
D
B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
COG
Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation
C
C
C
TEF
Telefonica SA Sponsored ADR
D
B
C
STZ.B
Constellation Brands, Inc. Class B
D
B
C
EBAY
eBay Inc.
D
B
C
ROK
Rockwell Automation, Inc.
D
B
C
CNA
CNA Financial Corporation
D
B
C
NNDM
Nano Dimension Ltd Sponsored ADR
D
C
C
FMC
FMC Corporation
D
C
C
LBRDA
Liberty Broadband Corp. Class A
C
C
C
AGN
Allergan plc
C
C
C
ATVI
Activision Blizzard, Inc.
D
C
C
MTD
Mettler-Toledo International Inc.
C
C
C
VMC
Vulcan Materials Company
D
C
C
TAP.A
Molson Coors Brewing Company Class A
C
C
C
MLM
Martin Marietta Materials, Inc.
C
C
C
TU
TELUS Corporation
C
C
C
CUK
Carnival plc Sponsored ADR
D
C
C
BABA
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. Sponsored ADR
C
C
C
BK
Bank of New York Mellon Corporation
C
C
C
CTSH
Cognizant Technology Solutions Class A
C
C
C
PHG
Royal Philips NV Sponsored ADR
C
C
C
LBRDK
Liberty Broadband Corp. Class C
C
C
C
CPB
Campbell Soup Company
D
C
C
JCI
Johnson Controls International plc
C
D
C
PPG
PPG Industries, Inc.
C
D
C
TSM
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.
C
D
C
SGEN
Seattle Genetics, Inc.
C
D
C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
IMO Imperial Oil Limited C B C
AMTD
TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation
C
B
C
OXY
Occidental Petroleum Corporation
C
B
C
PSX
Phillips 66
C
B
C
MMP
Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P.
D
B
C
ODFL
Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.
C
B
C
HPE
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co.
C
B
C
ETFC
E*TRADE Financial Corporation
C
B
C
PTR
PetroChina Company Limited Sponsored ADR
C
C
C
TIF
Tiffany & Co.
C
C
C
STI
SunTrust Banks, Inc.
C
C
C
HRS
Harris Corporation
C
C
C
HBAN
Huntington Bancshares Incorporated
C
C
C
FANG
Diamondback Energy, Inc.
C
C
C
HES
Hess Corporation
B
C
C
LH
Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings
C
C
C
VIAB
Viacom Inc. Class B
B
C
C
TOT
Total SA Sponsored ADR Class B
C
C
C
LOW
Lowe’s Companies, Inc.
B
C
C
RIO
Rio Tinto plc Sponsored ADR
C
C
C
EMR
Emerson Electric Co.
C
C
C
BBT
BB&T Corporation
C
C
C
APC
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
B
C
C
BF.B
Brown-Forman Corporation Class B
C
C
C
ABC
AmerisourceBergen Corporation
C
C
C
VIA
Viacom Inc. Class A
B
C
C
DOV
Dover Corporation
B
C
C
ATO
Atmos Energy Corporation
B
C
C
TRGP
Targa Resources Corp.
B
D
C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
MFG
Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. Sponsored ADR
D
B
D
LSXMA
Liberty Media Corp. Series A Liberty SiriusXM
D
C
D
KSU
Kansas City Southern
D
C
D
CFG
Citizens Financial Group, Inc.
D
C
D
ENB
Enbridge Inc.
D
C
D
CM
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
D
C
D
WMB
Williams Companies, Inc.
D
C
D
LSXMK
Liberty Media Corp. Series C Liberty SiriusXM
D
C
D
LUV
Southwest Airlines Co.
D
C
D
DLTR
Dollar Tree, Inc.
D
C
D
MGA
Magna International Inc.
D
C
D
DGX
Quest Diagnostics Incorporated
D
C
D
IHG
InterContinental Hotels Group
D
C
D
TLK
PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero)
D
D
D
IFF
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
D
D
D
FTI
TechnipFMC Plc
D
D
D
FITB
Fifth Third Bancorp
D
D
D

To stay on top of my latest stock ratings, plug your holdings into Portfolio Grader, my proprietary stock screening tool. You may get started here.

Sincerely,

Louis Navellier

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